First hands-on impressions of Windows 8 Consumer Preview

The Windows 8 Consumer Preview is only just becoming available to the public, but we've had the opportunity to use it for a few days on a Samsung slate nearly identical to the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 29th, 2012 Jason Cross and Nate Ralph

6 burning questions on Windows 8 download day

As Microsoft Corp., releases its Windows 8 Consumer Preview version today, consumers and developers are likely pondering numerous questions about the new operating system.If you have a Windows 7 PC, you are ready

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 29th, 2012 Tim Greene and Nestor Arellano

Firefox’s plan to catch Chrome in 2012

The Mozilla Foundation has big plans for Firefox in 2012 that can be summarized in two words: Google Chrome. That's not to say the Firefox browser won't have some unique features, such as

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 13th, 2012 Ian Paul

5 Ways Windows 8 will help apps cut power consumption

The Windows 8 beta will be available by the end of February, and Microsoft has given much thought into optimizing it to run well not just on desktops and laptops, but also on

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 10th, 2012 Joseph Fieber

Windows Phone 8 leak reveals NFC and integrated Skype: blogs

Deep integration with Windows 8 and SkyDrive, NFC support, and variable screen sizes for mobile devices are among the wealth of new features coming to the next version of Windows Phone, including according to two

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 3rd, 2012 Ian Paul

Ultrabook shipments could hit 178 million by 2016

Ultrabooks will grow at three times the rate of tablets over the next five years, according to Juniper Research, with shipments expected to reach 178 million by 2016.While overall notebook shipment volumes will

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 26th, 2012 Sophie Curtis

Windows 8 tablets miss CES, will have five-point multi-touch

Five-finger multi-touch, 720p cameras and 1366-by-768 resolution screens will be among the requirements for Windows 8 tablets, according to documentation from Microsoft.Rafael Rivera, who blogs at Within Windows, picked through Microsoft's Windows 8

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 18th, 2012 Jared Newman and Melissa J. Perenson

Express IT: Three tech predictions for 2012

What technology future does 2012 hold for small businesses?Will Intel's Ultrabooks become a successful form factor and flagship device for Windows 8? What features will be included in the new iPhone 5? Has

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 21st, 2011 Brian Jackson

Four Windows 8 features you can get right now

Windows 8 will be the first Windows operating system since Windows 95 to drastically modify the user interface. Not only will we see a port of the Windows Phone 7 Metro UI, we'll

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 20th, 2011 Sarah Jacobsson Purewal

World’s top tech stories for 2011

In 2011, the increasingly mobile and socially networked world of technology became more intertwined than ever with politics and the law. Patent wars shaped competition in tablets and smartphones, hacktivists attacked a widening

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 14th, 2011 Marc Ferranti

Four early concerns ahead of Windows 8 beta

Microsoft in August said Windows 8 would be the most significant reimagining of its trademark operating system since Windows 95. But all those changes may not be for the better, at least based

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 12th, 2011 Ian Paul

8 tech trends to watch for 2012

2012 may be the year the tablet market gets a reality check, the cloudgets personal, Ultrabooks and Near Field Communication get a biggerpush, Windows 8 finally sees the light of day, and Research

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 12th, 2011 Christine Wong

Tablets of 2012: faster, thinner, higher-resolution

What will tablets look like in the coming year? Tablets are out of their infancy and moving into adolescence--which means that we can expect big changes ahead as tablets' design and components improve.Tablet

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 9th, 2011 Melissa J. Perenson